May We All
Welcome to Harmony, the town that's saving a song for you in this brand new jukebox country musical.
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19
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PG13
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2
Acts

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MAY WE ALL takes you to Harmony, Tennessee, “the town that sings”, where music used to flow through every part of town like the water supply, but lately hope is drying up. Two years ago, when local sensation Jenna Coates left Harmony to pursue her dreams of stardom as a Country singer in Nashville, her family and friends saw nothing but success for her. Now, Jenna is broke with no job prospects. She returns home to retrieve her Grandmother’s guitar, a special family heirloom that is worth a great deal of money. Her plan is to sell the guitar and return to Nashville as soon as possible.

Danny’s Place, now owned by her childhood best friend, Liz, is Jenna’s first stop when she arrives in Harmony. Liz is surprised to see her. Jenna tells her that she’s home to attend her brother’s vigil. Liz is curious as to why she’s making a point to attend Danny’s vigil now, but she’s touched by the gesture and thrilled to have Jenna home. Pretty soon old friends, including Jenna’s ex-boyfriend, Dustin, join them in the bar. Everyone is shocked and ecstatic to have their local celebrity home. Due to some carefully curated Instagram posts, they assume Jenna has a very glamorous and successful life in Nashville. Jenna does not correct them, hoping to get out of town before anyone figures out the truth.

Jenna quickly learns that Harmony has also fallen on hard times—many businesses have closed and people who were once very active in the community are out of work. But Jenna’s ex-boyfriend, Dustin, has a plan. He and his new girlfriend, Stephanie, are bringing Neighbors Square, a big box store to Harmony. The store will provide many jobs and infuse the town’s economy. Together, Dustin and Stephanie will save the town! Jenna is not wild about this plan, or about Dustin moving on for that matter, so she blurts out that she’s working with Country music legend, Bailey Stone. The town is elated with this news and decides she’s in Harmony to scout backup dancers for a music video. In her haste to end the conversation, Jenna leads them to believe that this is the case AND that they can all be backup dancers in her music video.

Jenna’s next stop is her childhood home. Her arrival surprises her mother, Crystal, father, Harley, and sister, Kylie. Crystal and Harley are over the moon to have Jenna home, but Kylie is suspicious and rolls her eyes when Jenna mentions that this will be a quick trip. When Jenna asks Crystal for Rosemary’s guitar, Crystal is curious about why she wants it after all these years. Jenna tells her that she needs inspiration. Crystal is so happy that Jenna wants to get back to her roots, none the wiser to Jenna’s financial situation or plan for her mother’s beloved guitar.

The next day, Jenna explores town and runs into Dustin at the old bandshell where she used to perform—he eats his lunch there. They talk about their past and their different paths for the future, but ultimately decide to stay friends. Eventually Kylie interrupts, angry to find Jenna at her spot--apparently she and Dustin have lunch together sometimes because Kylie does not have any friends her own age. After Kylie storms off, Dustin makes it clear to Jenna that she has not been there for Kylie or for Harmony.

Jenna returns home deflated, but determined to make things right with Kylie. She apologizes for not being a good big sister. Kylie confides in Jenna about her off the charts PSAT scores. Jenna realizes that Kylie can have her pick of any college she wants. Jenna is supportive and excited for her, but Kylie does not believe her dream is possible because college is too expensive, even with scholarships. She doesn’t even want to tell their parents. Jenna tells her that she’s home now and she’ll help her figure this out—sister project! Then Kylie rushes Jenna out, reminding her that she needs to get to the vigil for Danny.

Jenna is inspired by the vigil and all the love that exists within the town. She assures everyone that together they can make things better and that she will be there for them. Everyone, including Dustin, rallies around her. Jenna is so taken with the moment that she forgets herself and says, “This is why I came back here. To fill up on this Harmony feeling.” The townspeople remind her that she came back for backup singers, which surprises Liz who thinks she came back for the vigil, and Dustin who thinks she came back for the guitar. As they compare stories, they start to realize there is something fishy about Jenna’s presence in town. Finally, Kylie bursts in and blurts out that Jenna came back to sell the guitar. In a rush to get to the vigil, Jenna left her phone at home and Kylie saw a text from a potential buyer. Dustin, Liz, Kylie, and the rest of the town are heartbroken, leaving Jenna alone to reflect on her failures, both in Nashville and in Harmony. End of Act I.

At the start of Act II, most of Harmony, including Crystal is in Zumba class, and the gossip is flowing. Everyone is talking about Jenna’s lies. Crystal, still unaware of Jenna’s plans for Rosemary’s guitar, overhears and confronts Jenna after class. Jenna comes clean and tells her that she ran out of money and lost her apartment. Crystal is appalled that Jenna spent two years in Nashville and never got a job. She tells Jenna that she is embarrassed for her.

Jenna gets a job at the Chicken Shed. While she’s working the drive through window, Stephanie comes in and asks her to write a jingle for Neighbors Square—it would be a great opportunity for her. Jenna reminds her that she’s a singer and not a songwriter, but says she’ll think about it. When Jenna returns home from her shift, she faces her family and apologizes for the lies and for not appreciating how hard Crystal and Harley worked. She also jokingly shares Stephanie’s offer to write the Neighbor’s Square jingle. Harley, Crystal, and Kylie think it’s an amazing opportunity and Jenna reluctantly agrees to do it. After they celebrate Jenna’s news, Jenna tells Harley and Crystal about Kylie’s PSAT scores. She suggests that they sell the guitar to pay for tuition. The family is joyful, their bond stronger than ever.

While Jenna is mending fences at home, Dustin is at Danny’s Place talking with Liz. They both admit that they’ve forgiven Jenna, but Dustin has no idea what to say to her. Liz suggests he think of a gesture to show her he cares. When Jenna walks in, Dustin gets nervous and leaves immediately. She apologizes to Liz and tells her about the jingle she is writing. Struggling through writing the jingle, Jenna tells Liz that they need to have a Harmony Sing, like they used to. The event will cheer up the town and bring people together. Liz tells Jenna she always has her back and that she loves being a part of a bad idea…

Jenna and Liz hold auditions for the Sing. By now, most of the town has decided to forgive Jenna and shows up to audition. Dustin, who never sings, auditions with Jenna’s favorite song. Jenna can’t believe he remembered and Liz is proud that he found his gesture. After auditions, Jenna asks Liz to record a video of her playing a new song on the guitar. She needs to send a video to the buyer.

Dustin meets Stephanie at Danny’s Place. He tells her that he does not think Neighbors Square is the right solution for the town and she tells him that she and the company agree. They’ve decided to build the headquarters elsewhere and she needs to leave tonight to get there. She asks him to go with her, but they both know that his place is in Harmony. They part ways amicably.

When Jenna arrives home late from working on the Sing, her family can barely contain themselves while they tell her that she left her phone at home yet again and that Bailey Stone called. Unbeknownst to Jenna, Bailey Stone has been the buyer for the guitar all along. She loved Jenna’s new song in the video and wants to record it. She wants Jenna to come to Nashville tomorrow so that she can meet with her—she meets with all her songwriters. Jenna reminds them that the Sing is tomorrow and she can’t desert the town. Crystal, Harley, and Kylie tell Jenna she has to go, that this is her dream. They leave Jenna to think about it and call Bailey Stone back.

The next day, at the Sing, the town comes together. Jenna, who decided to stay in Harmony, and Dustin share the news about Neighbors Square and reassure the town that there will be a solution—enter Bailey Stone! Bailey Stone surprises everyone and performs a duet of Jenna’s new song with Jenna. She says that when Jenna told her she could not leave this town, she had to see it for herself. She will bring new opportunities for the town. Dustin and Jenna get back together and Harmony begins to heal, there may not be a happy ending every time, but there’s always another verse - kind of like a Country Song.

Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Medium (11 to 20 performers)
Dance Requirements: Standard

Character Breakdown

Jenna

22, female. Country mezzo-soprano; Aspiring country singer. The girl who is going to be famous. Harmony’s favorite daughter. She’s the person everyone wants to be around—fun, loving, charming, but sometimes blinkered and afraid of disappointing all the people who've believed in her since she was a child.

Gender: female
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F#3
Liz

22, female. Earthy mezzo/alto, a little rasp is good. Jenna’s best friend from childhood and Joe's girlfriend. Strong, no-nonsense, sharp-tongued. Fully equipped with military-grade emotional defenses, which mask the pain she struggles with over her older brother Danny's death at the beginning of her senior year of high school.

Gender: female
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: G#3
Ru Ann

40’s, female. Flexible vocal range. A Harmony lifer, a jack-of-all-trades boss lady. Knows everyone and everyone knows her. Big-hearted and opinionated. If there's gossip, she’s the first to know, and if you’re standing nearby you’re the second.

Gender: female
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Angie

Any age, female. A townsperson who is down on her luck, but excited to schedule her interview to work at Neighbor’s Square. A bit catty and loves to gossip about the ongoings in town.

Gender: female
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: F#3
Joe

22, male. Country tenor, top G. Liz's boyfriend, Dustin's best friend. Goofy, amiable, loves a good time; everyone agrees he basically peaked in high school. As loyal as a golden retriever and very nearly as smart.

Gender: male
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: E2
Stan

20’s–30’s, male. A townsperson. Very confident in his singing ability. A bit of a legend in his own mind, but in a lovable way.

Gender: male
Vocal range top: C#5
Vocal range bottom: B2
Harley

Mid 40’s – early-50’s, male. Country baritone, top E. Jenna and Kylie’s father and Crystal's husband, fiscally imprudent and largely unemployed. A boisterously loving husband and father. Legendary embarrasser of daughters and dispenser of dad jokes. Chronically filter-free.

Gender: male
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: C3
Crystal

Mid 40’s – early 50’s, female. Country mezzo-soprano, top C. Jenna and Kylie’s mother, Harley’s wife, Rosemary’s daughter, kitchen dancer, Zumba enthusiast. Bright and exuberant, defiantly optimistic, a stay-at-home mom who loves her family and would do anything for Jenna even if it conflicts with common sense.

Gender: female
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Dustin

22, male. Country baritone or bari-tenor, top E. Jenna’s ex- boyfriend from high school, Joe's best friend, son of the Mayor. Driven, solid, one of the good guys. Smart and diligent. He stayed in Harmony to run his mom’s hardware store because he thinks the town's special and he's now eager to prove that was the right call. Carries a torch for Jenna and doesn't hide it well.

Gender: male
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Mayor

Late 40’s – early 50’s, any gender. Dustin’s mother/father. Proud of their son and of this town. Fiercely dedicated to pulling Harmony out of its economic doldrums, but not necessarily the most innovative thinker

Gender: any
Vocal range top: C#4
Vocal range bottom: G2
Kylie

16, female. Country mezzo-soprano. Jenna’s younger sister. Highly intelligent, a little socially awkward, doesn't necessarily fit into the Harmony milieu. She’s always lived in Jenna’s shadow, where she has only recently begun to chafe.

Gender: female
Vocal range top: C#5
Vocal range bottom: F#3
Tammy

Mid 40’s – early-50’s, female. A townsperson. Owns the bakery, makes the best cobbler.

Gender: female
Vocal range top: C#5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Wilbur

20’s – 30’s, male. A townsperson. Not very bright with a heart of gold. Earnest, funny, and usually a step or two behind.

Gender: male
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Ruby

Any age, female, any race. A Townsperson. A realist who tells it like it is. The town peacemaker.

Gender: female
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Bailey

Over 40, female. Country mezzo-soprano or alto. A country singing legend. Think Reba McEntire or Faith Hill. Enthusiastic, smart superstar who knows talent when she sees it and tells it like it is. (For Nashville, this character was played by rotating guest artists of all ages and genders).

Gender: male
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Full Song List
May We All: Born To Fly
May We All: Who Says You Can't Go Home
May We All: Play Something Country
May We All: Unbelievable
May We All: American Kids
May We All: Can't Go Back
May We All: Revival
May We All: Why Haven't I Heard From You
May We All: Broken Halos
May We All: Rainbow
May We All: May We All
May We All: Achy Breaky Heart
May We All: Simple
May We All: Meant To Be
May We All: We Were Rich
May We All: Same Boat
May We All: Thank God I'm A Country Boy
May We All: Wide Open Spaces
May We All: I've Been Everywhere
May We All: You're The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly
May We All: Jolene
May We All: One Man Band
May We All: We Were Us
May We All: Who I Am
May We All: Back To My Boots
May We All: One Big Country Song

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Born To Fly by Marcus Hummon, Sara Evans, Darrell Scott. Published by Universal Music - Careers (BMI) Sony ATV Songs LLC (BMI) Chuck Wagon Gourmet Music (ASCAP) Sony ATV Harmony (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.
 
Who Says You Can’t Go Home by Jon Bon Jovi, Richard Sambora. Published by Universal Music Works o/b/o Universal Music Publishing Int. Ltd. (GMR) Sony ATV Tunes LLC (ASCAP)

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Unbelievable by Jeffrey Steele, Al Anderson. Published by Songs of Windswept Pacific (BMI) o/b/o My Life’s Work Music (BMI) Mighty Nice Music (BMI). All rights reserved. Used by permission.
 
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Can’t Go Back by Rosi Golan, Natalie Hemby, Kate York. Published by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing (ASCAP) o/b/o Kosher Kandy (ASCAP) River Oaks Music Company (BMI) o/b/o itself and Zoe Bella Music (BMI) Mighty Nice Music (BMI) c/o Tiltawhirl Music (BMI). All rights reserved. Used by permission.
 
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Why Haven’t I Heard From You by Sandra Knox, Terry Welborn. Published by Bash Music (ASCAP) Life of the Record Music Inc. (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Broken Halos by Michael Henderson, Chris Stapleton. Published by House of Sea Gayle Music (ASCAP) Spirit Two Nashville (ASCAP) WC Music Corp. (ASCAP) Straight Six Music (BMI). All rights reserved. Used by permission.
 
Rainbow by Shane McAnally, Natalie Hemby, Kacey Musgraves. Published by Warner Geo Met Ric Music (GMR) o/b/o itself and Tempo Investments Smack Hits (GMR) Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI) o/b/o itself and 351 Music (BMI) Music of MAM (BMI) o/b/o Songs of MV2 (BMI) and Wruckebucks Publishing (BMI). All rights reserved. Used by permission.
 
May We All by Jaime Moore, Rodney Clawson. Published by Round Hill Works (BMI) o/b/o itself and Big Loud Proud Crowd (BMI) Round Hill Compositions (BMI) o/b/o itself and Shirt At Work (BMI) BMG Gold Songs (ASCAP) o/b/o Team Destiny (ASCAP) and JMZL Music (ASCAP) c/o BMG Rights Management US LLC. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
 
Achy Breaky Heart by Donald L. Von Tress. Published by Universal - Millhouse Music (BMI). All rights reserved. Used by permission.
 
Simple by Michael Hardy, Mark Holman, Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley. Published by Songs of Universal Inc. (BMI) o/b/o itself and Art In The Fodder Music (BMI) Round Hill Works (BMI) o/b/o Big Loud Mountain (BMI) BMG Bumblebee (BMI) o/b/o itself and Rygo Music (BMI) c/o BMG Rights US LLC Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI) o/b/o itself and Tempo FGL Music (BMI) Sony ATV Tree Publishing (BMI) o/b/o Relative Music Group (BMI). All rights reserved. Used by permission.
 
Meant To Be by Bebe Rexha, Joshua Miller, Tyler Hubbard, David Garci. Published by Round Hill Works (BMI) o/b/o Big Loud Mountain (BMI) Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI) o/b/o itself, Jack 10 Publishing (BMI), Songs of the Corn (BMI) and Tempo FGL Music (BMI) BMG Platinum Songs US (BMI) o/b/o itself and Kiss Me If You Can Music (BMI) c/o BMG Rights Management US LLC Spirit Two Nashville (ASCAP) Universal Music Brentwood Benson Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.
 
We Were Rich by Ross Copperman, Nicolle Clawson, Ashley Gorley. Published by WC Music Corp. (ASCAP) o/b/o itself and Combustion Engine Music (ASCAP) Round Hill Songs II (ASCAP) Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI) Endurance Romeo Charlie (BMI) EMI Blackwood Music Inc. (BMI). All rights reserved. Used by permission.
 
Same Boat by Andrew Dorff, Josh Osborne, Jonathan Singleton. Published by Spirit Two Nashville (ASCAP) Spirit Services Holdings SARL (BUMA) Songs of Universal Inc. (BMI) o/b/o itself and Morendorffin Music (BMI) Day For The Dead Publishing (SESAC). All rights reserved. Used by permission.
 
Thank God I’m A Country Boy by John Marin Sommers. Published by BMG Ruby Songs (ASCAP) c/o BMG Rights Management US LLC Reservoir Media Management (Ireland) Limited. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
 
Wide Open Spaces by Susan Gibson. Published by Pie Eyed Groobee Music (BMI) c/o BMG Rights Management US LLC. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
 
I’ve Been Everywhere by Geoff Mack. Published by Belinda Music (Australia) Pty. Ltd. (APRA) c/o Unichappell Music Inc.. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
 
You’re The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly by Lola Jean Fawbush, L.E. White. Published by Coal Miners Music Inc. (BMI) c/o BMG Rights Management US LLC Lea Lakes Music (BMI). All rights reserved. Used by permission.
 
Man Of Constant Sorrow by James Edward Haley. Published by Done Gone Publishing Inc. (BMI) c/o BMG Rights Management US LLC. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
 
Jolene by Dolly Parton. Published by Velvet Apple Music (BMI) c/o Sony ATV Countryside (BMI). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

One Man Band by Josh Osborne, Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Brad Tursi. Published by Universal Music Corp. (ASCAP) Kobalt Songs Music Publishing (ASCAP) o/b/o Smackville Music (ASCAP), Smacktown Music (ASCAP) and Carrot Seed Songs (ASCAP) Downtown DLJ Songs (ASCAP) o/b/o Unfair Entertainment (ASCAP) and Twelve6 Dogwood (ASCAP) Reehits World (ASCAP) Rezsongs (ASCAP) Sony ATV Cross Keys Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.
 
We Were Us by Jimmy Robbins, Nicolle Galyon, Jon Nite. Published by EMI April Music Inc. (ASCAP) Round Hill Songs Jimmy Robbins (ASCAP) o/b/o itself and Extraordinary Alien Publishing (ASCAP) Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Who I Am by Troy Verges, Brett James. Published by Songs of Universal, Inc. (BMI) Sony ATV Songs LLC (BMI) Reservoir One America (BMI). All rights reserved. Used by permission.
 
Back To My Boots by Tyler Hubbard, Carly Pearce, Sarah Buxton, Corey Crowder. Published by Round Hill Works (BMI) o/b/o Big Loud Shirt (ASCAP), Big Loud Mountain (BMI) and Bux Tone Music (BMI) Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI) o/b/o itself and T Hubb Publishing (BMI) BMG Gold Songs (ASCAP) o/b/o itself and For The Kids Gold (ASCAP) c/o BMG Rights Management US LLC. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
 
One Big Country Song by Ashley Gorley, Jesse Frasure, Michael Hardy. Published by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI) o/b/o itself, Songs of Roc Nation Music (BMI) and Telemitry Rhythm House Music (BMI) Round Hill Songs II (ASCAP) o/b/o itself and Caleb’s College Fund (ASCAP) Sony ATV Tree Publishing (BMI) o/b/o itself and Relative Music Group (BMI). All rights reserved. Used by permission.
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